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Sarah Palin Wimps Out Of Phony 'Debate' Promoted By Climate Deniers

She's bitter-clinging to a safe space away from actual science.
Sarah Palin Wimps Out Of Phony 'Debate' Promoted By Climate Deniers
Sorry, Bill Nye, she's busy.

Turns out grifters gotta grift only if actual facts aren't involved. Bi-Partisan Report, emphasis added:

The half-term Republican governor of Alaska isn’t known for much except publicly spewing verbal diarrhea and endorsing the likes of Donald Trump. Why would she be speaking about climate change? Well, turns out, she’s not. The infamous (and not for good reason) Sarah Palin has chickened out of “debating” with “Bill Nye the Science Guy” in person, and has opted for some kind of pre-recorded video conversation instead.

Really? Quitty McQuitter is just gonna phone it in? That's a real shame.

I have to assume wiser heads told her the few wingnuts still buying her brand aren't interested in a "debate" over climate science. Just put Jesus on that dinosaur and ride.

Editor's Note:

There are questions about whether or not this event was actually ever really a "debate," given that Nye had not been contacted about appearing at the time the Palin announcement was made.

Instead, it seems to be a publicity stunt to promote a climate-denying film ahead of its release, bought and paid for by...climate deniers.

More from a friend of Bill Nye's.

This “special appearance” by Bill Nye will be not-so-special since it’s actually just a reel of film, recorded from a conversation Nye and Morano had face to face on a park bench in late March. The discussion happened between the two over the topic of Morano’s film, which Nye was shown clips of during the encounter.

In fact, thanks to Structure Films, you can watch a few minutes of this encounter right now in a clip from their forthcoming documentary, The Bill Nye Film:

-- Karoli

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